The National Communications Commission (NCC) of Taiwan today approved a satellite TV licence for Cite Media Holding Group (Cite), a Taiwan-based subsidiary of the TOM media conglomerate of Hong Kong. The channel will focus on human interest programmes and information, and will be operated by Cite and China Entertainment Television Broadcast (CETV), which is registered in Guangdong Province, southern China.
In issuing the license, the NCC has asked Cite to pay heed to Taiwan’s Satellite Broadcasting Act and other laws in its co-production of programmes with CETV or other Chinese television stations. The NCC also asked that such programming should not include placement marketing. “All these requirements will be taken into consideration in our assessment for the renewal of Cite’s licence next time,” said NCC spokesman Chen Cheng-chang.
The TOM Group has several media and e-commerce enterprises spread across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including the Yangcheng newspaper group in Guangdong.
(Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel)